The red variety comes from Italy and is one of the many Lambrusco varieties, Synonyms are Grappello Maestri and Lambrusco di Spagna. The variety first mentioned at the end of the 19th century is probably after the municipality of Villa Maestri in the province of Parma in the Emilia-Romagna named. According to 2005 occurred DNA analysis exists a possible Parent-offspring relationship to the variety Fortana, The very productive vine produces rustic, tannin-rich red wines with strawberry flavors. These are used for the production of still wines and sparkling wines. The variety is mainly distributed in the province of Reggio Emilia, but also Modena and Parma. Smaller quantities are also available in Apulia, She is among others in the DOC wines Colli di Parma. Lambrusco Mantovano. Reggiano and Orta Nova authorized. The Italian acreage amounts to 2,223 hectares with a strongly rising trend (ten years earlier it had been 1,362). In Argentina it is cultivated on 49 hectares. In 2010, a total of 2,272 hectares were recorded (Kym Anderson ).
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures : MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service